Drew M. Anderson
Drew M. Anderson is an Associate Economist at the RAND Corporation where the main focus of his research is financial decision-making by college students. He collaborates with the Hope Center on the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study and a federally-funded study of loan counseling.
Katharine M. Broton
Katharine M. Broton an Assistant Professor of higher education and sociology (courtesy) at the University of Iowa whose research interests include sociology of education, social stratification and education policy. She is co-leading several Hope Center studies testing food and housing supports for community college students and collaborating on the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study.
Bridget Burns is the Executive Director of University Innovation Alliance where she advises university presidents, system chancellors, and state and federal policy leaders on strategies to expand access to higher education, address costs, and promote completion for students of all backgrounds.
Clare Cady is the co-founder of the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA). She was a key contributor to the creation and launch of the Hope Center and co-authored several of the Center’s publications.
Shar-Day Campbell is an award-winning communicator and certified social media expert who currently serves as the Financial Aid Communications and Social Media Coordinator at Houston Community College (HCC). She is a key partner in the Hope Center’s evaluation of food scholarships at HCC.
Ruben Canedo is the Research and Mobilization Coordinator at the University of California, Berkeley Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence. Ruben is a key Hope Center partner in the #RealCollege movement and its annual conference.
Samuel M. Chu is the National Organizer for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, leading local and regional advocacy campaigns around issues of food insecurity. He is also a fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. Samuel is a first-generation immigrant from Hong Kong and holds an M.Div. in Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary. Most recently, he partnered with the Hope Center to host a Congressional briefing on first U.S. GAO report on campus food insecurity.
Sarah A. Cordes
Sarah A. Cordes is an Assistant Professor at the Temple University College of Education whose research focuses on the ways in which the urban context, including neighborhoods, housing, transportation, and school choice, affects student outcomes. She is co-PI on a Hope Center study of Section 8 housing vouchers for community college students.
Rashida Crutchfield is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach, where she is committed to amplifying the voices of marginalized communities and leads research on basic needs security in the California State University system. She contributes to Hope Center guidance on the measurement of basic needs security, and is co-developing a new study of a rapid housing assistance program.
Barbara Duffield has worked at the intersection of education and homelessness for more than twenty-five years, and now serves as Executive Director of SchoolHouse Connection, a national organization providing strategic advocacy and technical assistance to overcome homelessness through education. She provides strategic policy advice to the Hope Center and contributes to the annual #RealCollege conference.
Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield
Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield is a Senior Fellow at the National Skills Coalition. She advises the Hope Center on policy issues and contributes to the annual #RealCollege conference.
Anthony Abraham Jack
Anthony Abraham Jack is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He holds the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His first book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students, explores the experiences of lower-income undergraduates at elite colleges. Tony delivered a well-received TEDxCambridge talk, “On Diversity: Access Ain’t Inclusion“. He will be sharing his work on food insecurity and his new book at the 2019 #RealCollege conference.
Robert Kelchen is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall University whose research interests focus on higher education finance and accountability policies, including areas such as student financial aid, college rankings, and program evaluation. He collaborates with the Hope Center on multiple studies of financial aid and living costs and contributes to the #RealCollege conference.
Nancy Kendall is a Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she conducts comparative ethnographic research on the school and life experiences of marginalized (college) students, families, and communities in the U.S. and around the world. She is co-leading a Hope Center study on college affordability.
Gregory S. Kienzl
Gregory S. Kienzl is the Principal Strategist at ACT, and has spent the last 20 years conducting research on and developing interventions for underserved populations. He is a collaborator on a Hope Center study of food insecurity and ACT test scores.
David Monaghan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania specializing in open-access postsecondary institutions and undergraduates from marginalized populations. He is a collaborator on a Hope Center study of food insecurity and remedial test scores.
Matthew Morton, DPhil, is a Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago with expertise in youth empowerment, homelessness, and evaluation of complex interventions. Matt leads Chapin Hall’s cluster of work on youth homelessness, including Voices of Youth Count, the most comprehensive national research initiative to-date on youth homelessness in the U.S. Matt is collaborating with the Hope Center’s Sara Goldrick-Rab on a new book about homelessness and education, and contributes to the #RealCollege conference.
Lindsay Page is an Assistant Professor of Research Methodology University of Pittsburgh whose research focuses on quantitative methods and their application to questions regarding the effectiveness of educational policies and programs across the pre-school to postsecondary spectrum. She is a co-investigator on a Hope Center intervention study of nudging and FAFSA renewals.
Lara Perez-Felkner is an assistant professor of Higher Education and Sociology and Higher Education graduate program coordinator at Florida State University. Her research investigates gender, racial-ethnic, institutional, and socioeconomic disparities in post-secondary educational attainment and entry to STEM fields. She is co-leading a Hope Center study of an affordable housing support for college students.
Jed Richardson is an Assistant Scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research who studies education policies and programs, and formerly served as the Managing Director of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. He is a collaborator on multiple Hope Center studies and publications.
Michael Rosen is the former Union President of the American Federation of Teachers Local 212 and retired economics instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where he also launched their FAST Fund emergency aid program. He is a key advisor to the Hope Center, particularly on emergency aid.
Christine Stevens is an Associate Professor in the University of Washington Tacoma Nursing and Healthcare, whose research focuses on social justice and how structural disadvantages affect health especially in low-income residents and adolescent populations focusing on housing and food insecurity. She is a contributor to a Hope Center study of Section 8 housing vouchers for community college students.
Jesse Stommel is Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. He is also Co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology. He has a PhD from University of Colorado Boulder. Jesse’s research focuses on higher education pedagogy, critical digital pedagogy, and assessment. He is a contributor to the #RealCollege conference and supporting extensions of that Hope Center work to inform teaching and learning.
Amanda Tachine is Navajo from Ganado, Arizona and a Research and Evaluation Associate at the American Indian College Fund. She is a key advisor to the Hope Center’s nascent efforts at supporting Native Americans students and tribal colleges.
Douglas Webber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Temple University whose research focuses on the economics of higher education. He is a co-investigator on a Hope Center study of completion grants.
Carrie R. Welton
Carrie Welton is a policy expert whose work includes improved access to public benefits and strategies that promote economic mobility. In her previous role at the Center for Law and Social Policy her work focused on advocating for policy reforms that improve the lives of people with low-income and communities of color using a racial equity lens. This included advocating for policy reforms that improve access to public benefit programs for postsecondary students and student parents with low-income to advance their academic success. She also advocates for policy reforms that strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Travis York is the Director of Academic & Student Affairs at the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU) whose research centers on issues of college student access, success, and educational equity. He is a co-investigator on a Hope Center study of completion grants.